I never liked religion, even when I was at my most religious phase of life. Organized religion seemed to me, to take advantage of those who were the most needy. In every way. Religion to me, was like the mafia, they took your money in an offer if protection, and then when you had no more to give, came knocking at the door telling you that you better come up with something.
That’s the way it is with religion. They offer you this divine figure to help you out, but he has a plan, you can change that plan though, even if God knows everything, from your first heart beat, to your last breath, if two or more of you agree, god somehow shows up to give a listen. Put enough money in the till, and trust me, the preacher, he’ll care.
The problem is, that these preachers claim to be like Jesus, but they don’t live like him. They drive nice cars, live in nice houses, and have nice retirements, and some even have nice retirement homes. Because, you know, God rewards them.
The problem is that they aren’t living like some wandering prophet, seeking shelter and help from friends. They aren’t buying bread and catching fishes. They are living off other people’s money, and sometimes better than the people they are taking it from.
Meanwhile the state has to sit there and ignore the truly grotesque behavior of some churches. The mega conglomerate churches that own tv stations, and their preachers drive off to mansions.
God is on our money for one big reason, somehow, we have to keep giving it to him. In tax breaks, in church donations, in day care. In everything we do. There is God and his servants waiting to take everyone’s money. Sure he has a bug property in the sky but he needs to buy back the earth, one street corner at a time.
There is a lot that can be said about religion. It has lead to massive deaths, numerous molestation, rapes, and suicides, abuse, and battery of women and children, and the manipulation of men.
It has been one of the most organized hostile forces on this planet, raging against critical thought, and independence from the eternal abusive parent, who demands your love and obedience, and is willing to crush you mercilessly to demonstrate to you that he can in order to get your unconditional love.
Religion has played a role in every power grab, and political surprise. It has played a role for the elite and rich to oppress the weak and poor masses. It has been the driving force of hate and greed.
Religion has been the expression of the darkness inside the evolved man. It has shined a light into how twisted humanity can become when given the power to dictate life and death. It has shown how morose people can become when guided by the words of sick and twisted men, who were not above owning people, raping women, killing women and men only to save their young for later rapes and abuse.
Religion has not been a force for good, but has shown us how force can be used against people. It has had it’s time.
Now in the age of science and light, it is time to send religion back into the dark places in men’s minds where it was created. It is time to let science and discovery lead. As the death of religion slowly becomes more certain, I cherish watching the throws of its death roll. Because religion has been a cancer in the minds of men for centuries, and now is the time to cure it.